Arch Linux saw the light with Arch Linux 0.1 on March 11, 2002 from the hand of Judd Vinet. Vinet’s inspiration came from Slackware and CRUX, but he added Pacman the package manager of Arch Linux. Pacman takes care of package installation, removal and upgrades.
In 2007 Judd leaves leadership of Arch Linux and Aaron Griffin continue with the labor.
Over these years the popularity of Arch Linux grew up, and it now is between the 10 most used Linux distributions as you see on Distrowatch. It is also considered by many as one of the five best Linux distributions.